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by Sue
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: How much do you sow? Quantity advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 4602

Hi WishIWas Parsnips are tricky as you only get a limited window to sow them in. Carrots and onions are easier, especially if you grow shallots and Japanese onions as well. The Japanese bunching onions can be pulled as spring onions or left to swell so are very useful. Also look out for Welsh onions...
by Sue
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Somthing about YOU
Replies: 77
Views: 13675

My husband had a few run-ins with his parents in his youth. After coming home with a tattoo that sent the family into a complete riot, his dad told him - never mind son. I was a bit of a rebel in my younger days. I even wore yellow socks :shock: :lol: So try odd socks and chuck in a yellow one now a...
by Sue
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: First frog
Replies: 17
Views: 6699

Our tiny wildlife pond is heaving with frogs and got 2 eggs from the chickens yesterday! :D :D :D

Must be spring :D

Sue
by Sue
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Valentine's Day
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope you all have had to fight through the cards, choccies and flowers to get the the PC today :lol: Some hope.....No. 1 husband reckons it's all commercial hogwash and refuses to be suckered into it all. However, he has just gone to the shop to buy a bottle of vino for me, so can't complain :wink: ...
by Sue
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bits and bobs No2
Replies: 133
Views: 20703

Nice to see you back Jopsy. I'm on holiday next week as well so lets hope for a return of the sunshine :D

Sue
by Sue
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bits and bobs No2
Replies: 133
Views: 20703

Dear OH - please do not be alarmed. I do only have 1 husband, but I just like to keep him on his toes :wink: The 8th wonder construction was postponed due to me getting side tracked by digging the allotment. You know when you think I'll just do that little bit more...and that bit....and that bit. Ne...
by Sue
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: First frog
Replies: 17
Views: 6699

First egg?

OK, so we had the first frog thread, so spring must be springing, but my bone idle lazy chicks have not laid since before Xmas :shock: They are pure breeds so usually have a couple of months off over December and January, but a big fat nothing so far this year. Some are getting a bit long in the bea...
by Sue
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bits and bobs No2
Replies: 133
Views: 20703

Well him indoors is working this weekend and I am not soooooooooo could be driller killer loose in Reading :twisted: Where are those Crystal Palace plans OH - should be child's play for an expert like me :wink: :lol: Weed - last year No 1 husband 'helped' me to replace some trellis panels in the gar...
by Sue
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bits and bobs No2
Replies: 133
Views: 20703

Probably not thinking about it - I have no doubt you would find a way to haunt the place & cause trouble :lol: Serves me right for boasting, but I am not the world's best DIY-er (my husband visibly turns pale when he sees me making off with his drill) and a compost bin was quite an achievement :...
by Sue
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bits and bobs No2
Replies: 133
Views: 20703

Could be :wink:

Could even be a big pit to chuck a certain ancient monument in if he doesn't stop teasing me about my compost bins :twisted: :lol:
by Sue
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bits and bobs No2
Replies: 133
Views: 20703

Phew - drove past our site tonight and the bins are still standing :D

Think I may have pre-cooked rhubarb this year though :shock: :wink: :lol:

Luckily as the bolt deflected, it ploughed a furrow across the plot, so that's my potato trench sorted :lol:

Sue
by Sue
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 4165

Hello Joy - welcome aboard. I know you have said an allotment may be a bit much for you, but it worth checking whether your local sites have a site shed. Quite often these are run by the local horticultural society and you don't have to have a plot to buy stuff there. Generally memebership of the so...
by Sue
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Shallots in pots
Replies: 18
Views: 6330

Thanks all - I was unsure whether there was any real benefit to this, but I reckon I will give it a go this weekend.

Sue :D
by Sue
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bits and bobs No2
Replies: 133
Views: 20703

Darn - my claim to fame up in smoke :roll: At least my compost will be heating up nicely :lol:

Sue
by Sue
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bits and bobs No2
Replies: 133
Views: 20703

Not that bad no, but uncontrollable .......er I would say so :wink: Wild blowy weather today - we just has a massive clap of thunder here and now the rain is absolutely lashing against the window. I was hoping it would stay a bit drier so I could get some digging done (and admire my compost bins a b...

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